Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Killing off the bars? Think there is a little bit of hyperbole going on here

WCC is currently looking at a new Alcohol Policy. There is some initial thinking going on about closing hours. But that's all it is, initial thinking.

Wellington will most likely still have the most flexible and extensive hours in the country.

It is fair to say that many people are getting sick of the damage that the abuse of alcohol is doing to the inner city and to our communities. Boring, but there is a need for balance and I'm confident that is what our policy will achieve.

In the meantime, bar owners can continue talking to Council about what they need.

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